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Detropia

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century: the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now, the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.
Title: Detropia
[videorecording]
Published: [United States] : New Video, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: True/False Film Festival.
True/False Film Fest entry.
Summary: Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century: the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now, the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.
Audience: Rating Not rated.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
ISBN: 9781422922897
1422922898
Branch Call Number: DVD 301.4519 DET
Statement of Responsibility: Docurama ; Loki Films, LLC ; New Video Group ; directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
System Details: DVD, widescreen; NTSC, region 1.
Subject Headings: Middle class Video recordings. Immigrants Video recordings. African Americans Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Topical Term: TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Middle class
Immigrants
African Americans
Publisher No: NNVG281611
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Aug 02, 2014
  • a5a22406 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Talk about eye-opening. This could well be the fate of Southern Ontario as the Canadian manufacturing sector continues to decline due to companies having products made off shore.

Jul 23, 2013
  • kurasawa1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie - sublime

May 10, 2013
  • jesking rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is worth a watch - eerily familiar to those of us in clevnet land. I really feel though that they could do an entire mini-series because 2 hours felt like a light dusting over the problems and ideas going on. You could do just one 2 hour documentary on the artists moving into Detroit or 2 hours on the people being hurded into specific parts of the city and out of their current places. There are just so many legs on this centipede.

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